The Native American elder protester at heart of controversy with white teen as soon as starred in a Skrillex music video

The Native American elder protester at heart of controversy with white teen as soon as starred in a Skrillex music video

In current days, many people have discovered about Nathan Phillips—the Native American elder who has discovered himself on the heart of a viral encounter with a gaggle of MAGA hat-touting highschool college students. On January 18, whereas visiting Washington D.C. for the Indigenous Peoples March, Phillips discovered himself in an escalating confrontation with a gaggle of white, male youngsters attending the March for Life protest in opposition to abortion rights occurring on the similar time. Video footage of the activist drumming within the teenagers’ faces has captured the general public’s consideration and thrust Phillips into the limelight, although longtime Skrillex followers would possibly acknowledge Phillips from one other high-profile look.

OWSLA heads would possibly know Phillips from his starring function within the music video for Skrillex’s 2012 dub traditional “Make It Bun Dem,” that includes Damian Marley. The Tony Truand-directed visible options Phillips going through eminent area eviction till his encounter with legislation enforcement takes a flip for the magical. While his current encounter with the scholars of Covington Catholic High School didn’t finish in the identical trend because the “Make It Bun Dem” video, Phillips has turned his involvement within the state of affairs as a way to opening significant public discourse. Revisit “Make It Bun Dem” under.